Found December 16, 2011 on
The Sports Bank:
Hello again, everyone and happy Friday to you all. The Cubs stove has been simmering for weeks now, but we have not even come close to a hard boil. However, I have a distinct feeling that is all about to change. From Sapporo to Milwaukee, baseball news now comes from all over the globe, and the news is going to start rolling in to Chicago.
So, let’s get to some rambling and towards the end, look for the re-emergence of my favorite little “WTF” game.
Here we go …
• I might be the first person to use Sapporo and Milwaukee in the same sentence … ever
• Unless Sapporo is some crazy fun city with tons of cheese and beer and, um, unhealthy people.
• No, Chicago is not much healthier.
• Speaking of Chicago and Milwaukee … since one traversed north in free agency, I think someone else should move south.
• I know this is not news to anyone, but I agree that 5-year, $125 million contract with an option for a sixth year.
• I really hope the Cubs did not spend something north of $50 do
BEST OF MAXIM
Chris Bosio will be the pitching coach and Jamie Quirk the bench coach under new Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum (swaym).
The staff was announced Friday.
Dave McKay takes over as first base coach and Pat Listach, the bench coach last season under Mike Quade, is now the third base coach. Rudy Jaramillo was retained as hitting coach and Lester Strode will return as bullpen coach...
Key Stats: Only Craig Kimbrel had more strikeouts among closers last season than Carlos Marmol. Strikeouts are never the first thing that we think about with relief pitchers, but they might as well be when it comes to draft decisions. Saves are a direct reflection on a team's ability to win close games. As we've seen countless times, bundles of saves can happen from guys...
CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum unveiled his coaching staff Friday, bringing in former teammate Chris Bosio to be in charge of the pitchers and Jamie Quirk to be his bench coach.
The Chicago Cubs have announced the coaching staff for first-year manager Dale Sveum.
The Cubs are in talks with left-hander Paul Maholm, reports ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine. The team and Bo McKinnis, Maholm's agent, "have been negotiating the parameters of a deal" between the two sides.
The Cubs added Dave McKay to Dale Sveum's coaching staff on Friday.
Manager Dale Sveum said talk of the Chicago Cubs' pursuit of free agent slugger Prince Fielder has been overblown.
Someone has put in a winning bid in the contest to post for Yu Darvish from the Nippon Ham Fighters, but was it the Cubs? Also, Carlos Zambrano has a successful return to the Venezuelan Winter Leagues and there is a rumor the Cubs may be interested in a trio of former Red Sox.
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